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Noun
Any slender, pointed object resembling a needle
“Hartwig instantly felt a stinging sensation and, looking down, observed a needle protruding from the area of the trash bag that contacted her leg.”
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A thin pointer on a dial, compass, or other instrument
“This is baffling to a pilot who is endeavoring to turn on to a new course by watching the compass needle and is unaware of its peculiarities.”
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A stylus used to play records
“As the shot is made, the effects man, who has in front of him a copy of the cable message, drops the needle on an effects record.”
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A device used for injecting or drawing fluids
“On pricking the left arm with a needle, no pain was complained of, and no reflex movements were excited.”
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A tall, square, tapered, stone monolith topped with a pyramidal point, frequently used as a monument
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A small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, or similar material broken off from a larger piece
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A small pointed turret built as an ornament on a roof
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Hostile or unfriendly disposition
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An insect of the suborder Epiprocta or, more strictly, the infraorder Anisoptera, having four long transparent wings held perpendicular to a long body when perched
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An adult leaf of an adult pine tree
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A flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and blade-like
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A high, pointed piece of rock
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Direction finder
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An incentive to get something done
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A fit of feeling annoyed, offended or resentful
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A thin piece of metal with a sharp point, typically used for fastening items together
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An instance of injecting or being injected
Verb
To pierce with a needle
“The eyes were once more beginning to show the old nystagmus, so I decided to needle the cataracts.”
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To taunt or annoy someone
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“If that happened, they would needle him until hell froze over trying to get him to tell them what was going on.”
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To mock or make fun of
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“Julia could criticize his lifestyle, his taste, and his lowbrow behavior, but she could no longer needle him about his lack of success.”
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To nag or scold, especially persistently
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“He wore his religion lightly, but he never ceased to needle me about my own skeptical ways.”
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To incite or instigate someone into doing something
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“I had trouble suppressing my amusement even knowing that Sebastian wanted to needle me into an unguarded response.”
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To pierce and make a hole or holes in
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To talk humorously or flippantly (about something or someone)
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To make an inquiry
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Adjective
Very close
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